Industry Focus

Truck Parts & Service Staff February 3, 2013

Dealership News

Paccar Leasing (PacLease) has added new franchise locations in Dallas, Heyburn, Idaho, Loves Park, Ill., Jonesburg, Mo., Pendleton and Portland, Ore., Lancaster, Pa., Charleston, S.C. and Saint Mathieu-Laprairie, Quebec.

Vanguard Truck Center has added a new full-service dealership in Adairsville, Ga.

JX Truck center recently christened a new full-service dealership in Kronenwetter, Wis., carrying Peterbilt, Volvo and PacLease brands. The company also announced the opening of a new full-service Peterbilt dealership in Lansing, Ill. Both are part of JX Enterprises’ network of 16 dealerships.

Rush Enterprises announces its subsidiaries have acquired certain assets of MVI Group, which operates commercial truck and bus dealerships in Ohio under the names of Miami Valley International, Center City International, CCI North Coast and Buckeye Truck Centers. According to Rush, the acquisition includes International, IC Bus, Isuzu and Idealease franchises and locations in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Findlay and Lima, Ohio.

Campbell Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Campbell Supply Company and Campbell Freightliner, announces they will expand their operation with a new Jamesburg, N.J-based facility.

Nacarato Volvo has Center has added a new full-service dealership in La Vergne, Tenn.

TruckPro acquires Carolina Rim & Wheel

TruckPro, LLC has completed the purchase of Carolina Rim & Wheel. The acquisition was completed Dec. 14, 2012, and includes Carolina Rim & Wheel’s five stores located in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Carolina Rim & Wheel was founded in Charlotte in 1926. TruckPro says this acquisition gives the company a strong foothold in the Carolina and Georgia markets. The addition of Carolina Rim & Wheel to the TruckPro family brings the number of store operations across the United States to 65, the company says.

Tom Stewart, president of Carolina Rim & Wheel, will assume an executive role with TruckPro, the company says, and a majority of Carolina Rim & Wheel associates will maintain their roles in the TruckPro network.

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